Foundation Degree in Creative Music Production

The Foundation Degree in Creative Music Production has been designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to work in the music production industry. Our Foundation Degree is delivered in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton and is equivalent to the first 2 years of a degree.

WHO IS IT FOR?

This Foundation Degree is ideal if you wish to progress your studies from a BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma in Music, Music Production or Music Technology and/or ‘A’ level studies in a performing arts or related subject. Prior experience in music production or technology is essential.

ENTRY

Application to our Foundation Degree Courses can be made through UCAS. Please visit www.UCAS.com to make your application. You should apply for your chosen course through the University of Wolverhampton institution code (W75) and the relevant campus code for the centre of your choice:
FdA Creative Music Production
Birmingham WJ39 1
Edinburgh WJ39 0
Exeter WJ39 V
Glasgow WJ39 O
North East (Gateshead) WJ39 9
Southampton WJ39 2
Swindon WJ39 7
If you need any support with your application, please contact your chosen centre.
Minimum entry requirement: PPP at BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (or equivalent)

HOW LONG IS IT FOR?

It is a full-time, 4 semester course, studied over 2 years.

FEES

£5995.00 per annum payable via student loan

WHAT DO I COME OUT WITH AT THE END?

You will have a formal qualification: the FD (Art) Creative Music Production, validated by the University of Wolverhampton.

WHERE IS THIS COURSE AVAILABLE?

ExeterSouthamptonSwindonNorth East (Gateshead)BirminghamGlasgowEdinburgh

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Following successful completion, you will progress onto the BA (Hons) in Performance Industry.
It will help you on your way to a career as a music producer, music technology teacher, music and sound engineer.

WHAT SUBJECTS WILL I STUDY?

Throughout the course, you will study the following subjects that will equip you with the skills that are vital for success in this exciting area of the music industry:
You can take one of two possible study pathways.
• Studio-based Producer- Musician/band-orientated music production.
• Electronic/ Electronic Dance Music Producer- Computer-based production, using midi, audio loops, sequencers.

MUSIC PRODUCTION

As well as a continued broad study of Music Production, you will also record and mix within your chosen style pathway. For example:

Studio-based Producers could cover, Rock, Pop, Indie, Funk, Metal, Disco and Acoustic.

Electronic/ Electronic Dance Music Producers could cover House, Trance, Drum and Bass, Grime, Break Beat, Dub Step and Electronica, as well as developing a working knowledge of live midi implementation and triggering.

Throughout your studies, you will have the opportunity to work with various artists, helping them develop, and guiding their musical talents to the best effect.

STYLE ANALYSIS
You will learn in detail about different genres of music in order to inform your musical decisions. There are many vital lessons to be learned from the past as well as the present.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
To make sure that you understand the technical and artistic parameters of the studio, you will receive hands-on training on ProTools and Logic, in classes that will give you the ability to create music of different genres to order.

ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS
To succeed in the music business, you need to be an entrepreneur. During your studies, you will learn how to network music businesses and write a business plan for your future career.

TEACHING
You will learn how to teach music production and technology. You will complete the course with considerable teaching experience, having developed your own lesson materials and you will have had the opportunity to gain a teaching qualification. These things will play an important part in your employability upon graduation from the course.

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